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Dont'a Hightower

24-Year-Old Linebacker – New England Patriots

2014 Defensive Stats

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89

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6

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1

TD

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

With Brandon Spikes gone to Buffalo, New England's four-man logjam at linebacker (Hightower, Spikes, Mayo and Collins) has been reduced to three, leaving Hightower with his first real chance to provid...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Shoulder      FRI PRACTICE:   Limited
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 270   DOB: 3/12/1990
College: Alabama  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dont'a Hightower Contract Information:

Signed to a four-year deal by the Patriots in July of 2012.

February 21, 2015  –  Dont'a Hightower News

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Hightower (shoulder) will likely need six or seven months to recover from surgery to repair a torn labrum, the Boston Herald reports.

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Dont'a Hightower NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 NE 14 60 43 17 4 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2013 23 NE 16 97 55 42 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 NE 12 89 51 38 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dont'a Hightower – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Dont'a Hightower
  2. Jonathan Casillas
New England Patriots

Snap Count Stats

834

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Dont'a Hightower was on the field for 834 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

59

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Dont'a Hightower was on the field for 59 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 569 39
2013 802 84
2014 834 59
Dont'a Hightower 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Mia 74 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 66 2 8 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Oak 58 3 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @KC 58 7 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Cin
6 @Buf
7 NYJ 87 7 13 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Chi 69 3 10 4 6 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Den 80 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Ind 56 4 5 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Det 73 5 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @GB 72 6 10 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @SD
15 Mia 78 5 8 4 4 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 @NYJ 63 6 9 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Buf
18 BYE Bye Week
Playoffs Bal 0 0 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Ind 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 BYE Bye Week
Playoffs @Sea 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Dont'a Hightower  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   270 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.64 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.55 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   33 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   117 in
AVERAGE
Bench Press
Not Available
New England Patriots Team Injury Report
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Dont'a Hightower: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Hightower will undergo labrum surgery in the offseason, Ian Rappoport of NFL Network reports.

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Hightower was reportedly playing through Sunday's Super Bowl with just one good arm, but still managed to take down Marshawn Lynch short of the goal line on the play before Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson to seal the victory. While he's headed for offseason surgery, it shouldn't be anything that causes him to miss the beginning of the 2015 season, barring something unforeseen. Hightower finished the 2014 regular season with 89 tackles and six sacks in 12 games, while working as a starting linebacker for the Patriots.
Hightower (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Seahawks.

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Hightower (shoulder) is not listed on the Patriots' injury report in advance of Saturday's divisional round playoff game against the Ravens.

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The Patriots played it safe with Hightower in their regular season finale, but he's good to go for Saturday's playoff tilt, coming off a 2014 campaign in which he racked up 89 tackles and six sacks in 12 games.
Hightower (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

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Hightower (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Hightower (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Hightower (shoulder) was on the field for all 78 snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

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Hightower (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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Hightower (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Hightower is in line to start at strongside linebacker for the Patriots. As a rookie, the 2012 first-rounder recorded 60 tackles in 14 games, a number he should easily eclipse this coming season.

2012

The Patriots moved up on draft day to select Hightower -- a linebacker who can play either on the inside or outside -- 25th overall. We'd expect the Alabama product to claim the team's starting strong-side position, a gig that figures to give him some fantasy upside in the Patriots' re-tooled defense.